The Leadership Genius Of Abraham Lincoln: Abolishing slavery, ending the Civil War, and saving the Republic. You don’t face the same challenges Abraham Lincoln did, but here’s how he succeeded–and how you can too.
The greatness of Napoleon, Caesar or Washington is only moonlight to the sun of Lincoln. His example is universal and will last a thousand years…. He was bigger than his country–bigger than all the Presidents together… and as a great character, he will live as long as the world lives.–Leo Tolstoy, 1909
That Lincoln was one of the most effective leaders in world history is a notion fully supported by his extraordinary accomplishments. But I’ve long wondered whether workplace leadership could be substantially improved were we to better understand–and adopt–the fundamental character traits that made him so remarkably influential with people.